HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Dec. 15, 2017.
Akanyirige signed with San Jose as a 15-year-old, becoming the third-youngest player (and eighth-youngest ever) in MLS at the time of his signing. The defender saw his only first-team action as a late substitute in a friendly against Manchester United on July 22.
ACADEMY: Akanyirige, 17, joined the Quakes' U-15 squad ahead of the 2016-17 academy season from Ballistic United SC. He has been competing for the U-19s in 2017-18, despite being age-eligible for the U-17s.